Today in History-October 4

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Associated Press

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 7:00 AM

Highlights of this day in history: Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, is launched into orbit; U.S. Blackhawk helicopters shot down in Somalia; Silent movie comedy star Buster Keaton born; Rock singer Janis Joplin dies of drug overdose.

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